B&O Railroad Museum to Honor First Responders With Annual First Responders Showcase

BALTIMORE, MD – August 25, 2023 – In honor of those who serve as emergency personnel, the B&O Railroad Museum is hosting its annual First Responders Showcase on September 9 from 10 AM – 4 PM.

The showcase is an all-day event with the goal of educating and learning about the work that first responders do. Attendees will have the opportunity to take an 11:30 AM or 1:30 PM train ride to the Museum’s restoration shop for a demonstration of a controlled collision between a train and an automobile to see the extrication process used to help save lives when such incidents occur.

Fire and Police Departments will also be on-site in the Museum’s backyard, displaying equipment and safety gear and answering any questions from those in attendance. There will also be demonstrations from a bomb squad operating robot as well as a police drone operation.

Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit organization that teaches the importance of rail safety, will be present with giveaways and educational materials for children. An Honor Guard presentation and National Anthem and Remembrance Ceremony will also be at 12:30 PM.

First Responders receive free admission and a train ride to see the controlled collision with their ID.

For free tickets and more information, visit https://borail.events/frs.


About B&O Railroad Museum

The B&O Railroad Museum, the birthplace of American railroading, located in Baltimore, Maryland is a full affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site. It is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American railroading and its impact on American society, culture, and economy. The Museum is home to the oldest, most comprehensive collection of railroad artifacts in the Western Hemisphere including an unparalleled roster of 19th and 20th century railroad equipment, the 1851 Mt. Clare Station, the 1884 Baldwin Roundhouse and first mile of commercial railroad track in America. For further information on the B&O Railroad Museum, please call 410-752-2490 or visit www.borail.org.

Knoxville, TN

We did the train ride and our guide on board was excellent (history/information for the parents).

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